Monday, February 16, 2009

Entertaining myself with chocolate

So, what else to do 2 days after the holiday of chocolate? Make cookies with pink and red candies, of course!

The practical part of me knows that Valentine's Day is mostly about business. Hallmark has nothing on the business Hershey's does. Even those of us without a SO buy and eat candy even if we don't buy cards. And buying it the day after at 50% off doesn't hurt either.

So, aren't the candies pretty in the measuring cup? And they are just as pretty ready to be mixed into the dough.

The mixer broke them up a little, but these candies have a tender shell on them to begin with. Now I have to go back and comment on my recipe that I need not bake them nearly as long as the recipe says. I prefer my cookies extra brown and crisp, but not everyone agrees with me. If anyone asks I'll tell them I meant to make them this way. If I had wanted the color of the candy to show up more I would have stuck them in the tops instead of mixing them in.

As overdone as they are, they will be eaten quite happily in my house, and perhaps at work. Did I mention that I love to bake? I will do a birthday cake later today or tomorrow night for DD. Maybe not chocolate though.

Happy February, everyone!


florascrap said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! These look to look for some chocolate in my house now! :)

june@craftyniche said...

Oh that makes me want to bake cookies!

UnseasonablyWarm said...

I have to stop going to people's blogs that post pictures of food!!!! lol Yum! (jrenae on Peaboard) ...Jill

Msatoz said...

ok I bake cookies as soon as I finish making the fudge I owe to the IT department. Chocolate rules!